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New Gretna ground gets approval
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Raydale Park can now be upgraded to a 6,000-seater stadium
Gretna Football Club has been given approval to turn its Raydale Park ground into a 6,000-seat stadium.

Councillors gave the go-ahead after making a site visit and some of them attended the first division league match against Clyde at the weekend.

The bid was put on hold last month following local concerns about the traffic impact of the plans.

Agreement on the 3.5m project was unanimous but a residents' forum will be created to tackle future concerns.

The move enables the Borderers to bring their ground up to SPL standards.

The decision came two days after Gretna were knocked off top spot in the first division.


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